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Welcome, friend! Relax & rest awhile, if you please. I'm an ordinary girl, a follower of Christ, mama to Gabriel, & wife to Evan. Here in this little space of the online world, I share all manner of bookish things, including full content reviews, writerly snippets, encouragement for everyday life, and a whole collection of names & their meanings.

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Photo credit to Pinterest, quote from The Grand Weaver: How God Shapes Us Through the Events of Our Lives, Ravi Zacharias (pgs. 90).

Passage to Ponder

Psalm 84
How lovely is Your dwelling place,
      Lord of Hosts.
I long and yearn for the courts of the Lord;
      my heart and flesh cry out
    for the living God.

Even a sparrow finds a home,
      and a swallow, a nest for herself
    where she places her young -
near Your altars, Lord of Host…

What's in a Name?

Gender:  Masculine
Usage:  Irish, Scottish, English (Modern)
Pronunciation:  AY-dǝn

Meaning & History
Anglicized form of Aodhán, which is from the Old Irish nameÁedán, taken from Áed meaning "fire."  Aodhán was the given name of an Irish monk and saint of the 7th century and was als…

No Longer a Flame

No Longer a Flame Prayer of the Lukewarm Christian written by Sarah
In days gone by, I was a light; On fire for God, His image and delight. A burning flame without a care, Sent to spread His love everywhere. But as days went on, trial to trial, My flame slowly faded, no longer a fire.
I wonder, what …

Chainsaw Therapy

For the past few weeks, I've been stuck in my writing.  Both in the main story of Safia, and a short story featuring Peder, the star of this short, by the way.  One of the reasons, I'm sure, was because I was in the middle of finishing a couple books I was reading.  For me, while I love to…

What's in a Name?

Peter Gender:  Masculine Usage:  English, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, Slovene, Slovak, Biblical Pronunciation:  PEE-tǝr (English), PE-ter (German, Slovak), PAY-tǝr (Dutch)
Meaning & History Derived from the Greek word petros, meaning "stone".

Gender:  Feminine
Usage:  Biblical


At last, I have finished Stepping Heavenward, and what a beautiful book it is!  I would readily recommend this to any young lady, especially those like me, struggling with contentment, bad attitudes, selfishness.

The poem below is featured in the last few pages of the book.  I thought I'd share…

Passage to Ponder

Romans 13:11-14
"Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
    The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.  Le…

Happy New Year!

Blessings this New Year!

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February Snippets!
Here are some Snippets from last month.  These hail from my WIP Safia and another project I'm …
Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near the brokenhearted;  He saves those crushed in spirit.  ( Psalm 34:18) > > >…
In the Midst of Despair [A Prayer]
Have you ever had one of those down days?  Where you feel like everyone and everything is against …
What's in a Name? || Surnames Edition
Good evening, y'all. It's the third week of AUGUST. O_o I'm picking up on my Name post ra…